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A Very Special Guest: Maura

January 15, 2011 – 12:31 pm | 1,588 views
2011-01-15-Sat Show Pics 005 The Saturday Light Brigade wishes Maura a happy 11th Birthday live on the air.

Clairton High School – Personal Narratives

January 14, 2011 – 4:32 pm | 3,535 views
Clairton Hear Me Ten students from Clariton Highschool wrote and recorded these personal narratives as part of HearMe. The recordings were done in their classroom by their teacher, Andrea Johnson.

Pittsburgh Linden Academy – Personal Profiles

January 11, 2011 – 4:02 pm | 2,688 views
ClassPhoto Their fun, their kooky, their the students at Pittsburgh Linden Academy and they've written and recorded these personal profiles as part of our after school radio workshops.

Gemini Children’s Theater’s Jungle Book

January 10, 2011 – 4:59 pm | 1,940 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 001 The Gemini Theater produces original, interactive, children's musicals which focus on artistic, cultural and educational themes. This week we welcome members of the cast of Jungle Book as they preview their production of this classic story.

Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre School’s Anwen and Aviana

January 8, 2011 – 5:02 pm | 2,553 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 004 This week we're joined by PBT School students Anwen David and Aviana Adams, both of whom were selected to compete in the prestigious Prix de Lausanne 2011 in Switzerland. The competition's goal is to reveal the potential of exceptionally talented young dancers from around the globe. These gifted teens will discuss their art and aspirations live in our studios.

Read Connolly

January 8, 2011 – 1:45 pm | 1,945 views
2011-01-08-Sat Show Pics 007 This week we're pleased to welcome the very talented multi-instrumentalist Read Connolly, who will perform solo instrumental picking on guitar and dobro.

University Prep: Letters to the Editor

January 5, 2011 – 3:56 pm | 2,475 views
IMG_0419 Following the resignation of PPS Superintendent Mark Roosevelt, students in the 9th grade at University Prep wrote letters to the editor regarding what they would like to see in a new superintendent.

Gateway High School – Personal Narratives

January 5, 2011 – 2:41 pm | 1,601 views
gateway class Students from Gateway High School open up with some personal anecdotes.

New Years Hopes

December 29, 2010 – 5:29 pm | 2,971 views
Hopes Storyboxes Look for six new SLB StoryBoxes featuring the voices of sixty children expressing their hopes for 2011 at First Night Pittsburgh. Created in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Hear Me project, these StoryBoxes will be installed at the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Arts Education Center, 805/807 Liberty Avenue, Downtown from New Year's Eve through late January.

Sydney Wolff

December 18, 2010 – 4:51 pm | 15,795 views
2010-12-18-Sat Show Pics 002 Sydney Wolff stops down to our studios to share her holiday song with our listeners.